Traveling In & Around Koh Samui, Thailand

If you’re new to our Thailand travels, start here.
From Phuket, we took a really tiny prop plane over to Koh Samui, another Thai island. Though rainy, Samui was not really as wet as Phuket and we enjoyed 4 glorious days of living the beach town life, shopping at the beautiful street markets and checking out as many local bars as possible.
In & Around Koh Samui, Thailand
First things first, we stayed in Chaweng Beach and it was party. time. all. the. time, which was a nice change of pace from our relaxing time in Phuket.
Is anyone else a sucker for creative lighting? I couldn’t get enough!
Add caption
If you couldn’t tell, we thoroughly enjoy Koh Samui — ate, shopped, drank…all the essentials!
A couple highlights:
Stacked — this is an amazing restaurant that serves the best burgers I’ve ever tasted. It’s operated by an ex-pat from San Francisco and it’s an absolute must (in my opinion). The vibe is classy casual and the food, drinks and service are all outstanding!
Keng’s Bamboo Room — read more about this amazingly talented Thai tattoo artist here.
The beautiful red pool you see above is at The Library. It’s a fun boutique hotel with a beach bar that overlooks the ocean. The bar itself is set into the ground so you’re eye level with the ocean, which is pretty neat!
Ninja Crepes is potentially the best Thai food in all of Koh Samui. It maintains traditional flavor and is not touristy or commercialized at all. It’s a casual stop-in for curry, but the quality is second-to-none! I 100% recommend this eatery if you find yourself strolling Chaweng Beach.
Have you ever visited Koh Samui?


  • Sounds amazing.

  • The red pool is so cool! And I love that picture of the two chairs overlooking the water! We are going to Punta Cana in September and I cannot wait to see views like that for myself!

  • Okay…. sooo maybe for these kinda' fews I can get over the whole flying thing, haha!

  • I'm jealous of this entire trip! It looks incredible! You guys are seriously living the life!

  • I want to travel with you guys!!!

  • So fun! The bar at The Library sounds so cool!

  • Jen

    Is that THE green chili??

  • Jen

    This place is officially on my bucket list! So amazing! 🙂